Eligibility to receive the S.A.G.E. certificate

Both professionals and Ohio State University graduate students are eligible for the Ohio State University S.A.G.E. Certificate of Completion in Gerontology from the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology; however, some exclusions apply.

Who is eligible for the Certificate?

All professionals seeking continuing education are eligible for the Certificate of Completion in Gerontology. All Ohio State University graduate students not enrolled in the Specialization in Aging are eligible for the Certificate.

Who is excluded from earning the Certificate?

Ohio State University graduate students enrolled in the Specialization in Aging Program are not eligible for the Certificate if the Ohio State University S.A.G.E. Program credit hours will be applied towards the required 14 credit hours for the Specialization in Aging Program. Academic credit hours cannot be applied twice for two different educational programs; they can only be applied once or to one program.

How to apply to S.A.G.E.

  • All participants must apply by the designated registration deadline
  • Ohio State graduate students are also required to enroll through The Ohio State University
  • Students wishing to audit the course, including Program 60 students, should email aging@osu.edu for permission
  • Registration is a one-time process; please do not re-register at any time
  • Class size is limited, so feel free to email us at aging@osu.edu to "hold your place" in the next series
  • The Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology reserves the right to cancel a course up to one week before the beginning of the semester if the required enrollment level has not been achieved

Apply now to S.A.G.E.

Continuing education credit

If you choose to pursue this program through continuous education credit, students will be granted seven hours (or 21 hours for the Series) from the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology, which may be presented to professional credentialing organizations for possible continuing education credit.  Continuing education learners will be granted a guest account with an OSU email to access the coursework and discussion boards.

Please email aging@osu.edu for individual course certificates if needed.

Course Fees:

Professionals taking courses in the Ohio State S.A.G.E. Program may purchase one course at a time or purchase the entire program. If you are a current Ohio State graduate student, please see below.

Course fee: $625.00 per course OR

Complete S.A.G.E. program fee: $1,875.00, at $625.00 per course 

Admittance to the online course page will not occur until your payment has been received by the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Ohio State. Course access is provided to confirm participants 2-3 days before the start of the semester.

Not ready to commit to the whole series? No problem! Take one course and see what you think. The series can be completed in any order, though we recommend starting in January for the best experience.